A possible explanation as to why a strange face is appearing on the information bar at different points in Madden 08. Is it related to the recent in-game advertising deal between EA Sports and Massive Network?
KEEP YOUR KIDS AWAY FROM MADDEN.. lol
i dont see it as that big of a deal as long as it doesnt change the gaming experience... it does feel more realistic like your actually at a game rather then have fake advertising that looks corny
traditional advertising during a real ball game is no big deal. Hell, everything from the drive summaries to timeouts are sponsored by some corporate entity. It's a curse of capitalism that cuts both ways and we're just going to have to deal with it as more and more people are looking to get in OUR (gamer's) pockets with their stupid advertising.
What is the most vocal form of protest about such moves you ask?:
Don't buy the game and maybe they will respond to those lousy numbers; however this is highly unlikely as the droned masses will eat it up like mana from Heaven. Oh well.....plenty of other games don't have the in game adverts and I love playing them just fine. =]
maybe the vision cam,or ea.com forum avtar. anything is possible.
whats next.....pop ups?? lol
yea it sucks, but if they can receive more money and to increase the production value on the game and make it better maybe we'll finally get a good madden. Next year who knows ps3 might even be 60 fps if EA stops getting lazy.
EA is already robbing everyone who buys this game every year. To top it off they’re going to force ads onto you while keeping the price at the ridiculously high level it’s always at. I wish the NFL license would get freed up…
honestly, in the "real" finalized version of the game i don't believe that "the face" will be there. think of it as some sort of place-holder. i mean the spot will be there but it won't be "the face" likely a corporate sponsor. the agreement is probably only for the finalized game and won't be used as an advertising place until the consumer goes home and plays the game.
just my two cents.
EA is perfectly content with things the way they are. They don't have to try anymore!
The thing is, if they put Ads in games, you are suppose to receive something, like $10 off the price of the game, or better content. But EA doesn't want to make madden better. They like the fact that they can do whatever they want and you have to buy it cause there is nothing else!
2K has made a comeback, but EA is scared that they might have to compete, so they are trying to put 2K out of the picture again, because if 2K survives, it means EA will actually have to start putting in some "ACTUAL" work into making a better football game!
All they really do is update the rosters, and make the graphics a little better. They claim that there are all these moves and animations, but for some reason you never get to see them? The controls never act the way they should, and it takes more effort than necessary to pull off the simplist task, when it could have been done an easier way!
I have played madden games since 1993, and have tried to like them, but the game is just boring, and not much fun! I have played a game of madden, and have had some great performances, but the game just never excited me!
"If you couldn't tell already, I hate MADDEN!!!"
I wish that contract was done so we could get some competition back in this sport, cause EA will drive madden into the ground!
I know how people feel... Football season comes around, you watch your favorite team play, then you wanna do it your way, so you gotta get a game... But all that's there is Madden! That's the only reason I still play it is cause everyone else has it( I don't buy Madden games), and there's nothing else to play! Well except 2K8 football, now i'm OK!
But I just wish people would just not buy Madden for 1 year just so the NFL would cancel the contract and allow 4-5 different companies to make NFL games!
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